The Tombag is based on the classic top-loading American military duffle with the snap hook closure. But this English brand does more than just olive drab canvas. The bag is offered in 3 sizes and an assortment of colors, fabrications, and special editions.
Teranishi is a new bag and accessories brand based out of wet and cloudy Vashon Island, Washington. Waxed canvas and leather trims is what they do and all their bags are made to order.
Pelican is the foremost name in waterproof camera and equipment cases. Now they’ve created a collection of hard-sided luggage that is also watertight, crushproof, and lightweight. The ProGear Elite Luggage Collection includes the 22” Carry On, 27” Weekender, and the 30” Vacationer, all backed by Pelican’s lifetime guarantee.
Rubber rain boot experts Hunter have created some waterproof backpacks. One model is made of supple, coated calf skin leather, the other is made of bonded rubber. Both feature external zip pockets and an internal laptop sleeve. Available Fall 2014.
The leather crafters at hard graft are known for blending the classic with the modern and their 1st Edition Travel Bag does just that. A vegetable-tanned leather exterior featuring a buckle closure and shoulder straps surrounds a zippered wool felt duffle interior.
The key component of this 20-liter commuter pack from Canada’s Arc’Teryx is the easy-access laptop/tablet pocket accessible through a zippered back panel. It also features a watertight zipper & weatherproof construction. Fits up to a 15” laptop.
It may look like a classic canvas log tote for carrying actual firewood & it is, except it’s also designed for carrying other stuff, too. Like maybe a beach blanket and a couple growlers or some extra camping gear. There’s a little interior pocket for stashing keys or small contraband items and it’s made of 18 oz. canvas and features vegetable-tanned leather handles.
Topo Designs is a little company out of Colorado that makes simple, durable, vintage-inspired packs. Howler Bros. is another little brand out of Austin, Texas that makes clothing in a similar vein. Their collaboration on this 15L pack seems like a perfect fit for the two. The Topo x Howler Klettersack features a top-load design and Horween leather accents. Available in brown or orange. via